Queen and Camilla Parker Bowles: How Charles’ wife learnt from Her Majesty.THE QUEEN and Camilla Parker Bowles have had a complicated history over the years. Camilla Parker Bowles is Prince Charles’s second wife and the Queen did not attend their wedding. Camilla appears to have taken style notes from the Queen over the years.The Queen, 90, and Camilla Parker Bowles have officially been family members since 2005, when Camilla finally married life-long love interest Prince Charles.However, Camilla, now 70, had a long history with the royal family before she married the Prince, 68.The pair had a highly publicised affair when Prince Charles was married to the late Princess Diana. Camilla herself was also married to Andrew Parker Bowles, who she has two children with, Tom Parker Bowles and Laura Lopes.During her years by Charles side, whether now during their marriage or in private, Camilla appears to have studied the Queen’s fashionable approach to dressing.Was this a bid to prove herself worthy to join the royal family by marrying her sweetheart?Express.co.uk charted a number of outfits worn by the Duchess of Cornwall that bear a striking similarity to those the Queen has stepped out in. In 1994 the Queen notably wore an eye-catching purple and red tartan look to the Breamar Games in Scotland. In February this year Camilla wore an almost identical tartan suit skirt in London.Camilla has adopted the Queen’s favourite colours on a number of occasions, including one of her Majesty’s spring favourites, lemon.The Queen wore a lemon floral print coat over a dress with pearls and white court shoes to Ascot in 2007.In in 2014 Camilla wore a very similar shade, with almost identical shoes but in tan leather, to accompany Prince Charles in Colombia.Camilla also channelled a look worn by the Queen in Nottingham in 2012 when she stepped out in sky blue, pearls and a hat decorated with a large flower in Kings Lynn in 2015.Even the Queen’s earlier, and more reissue fashion looks have inspired the Duchess of Cornwall.
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